The presence of Xavi in the middle of last season to replace Ronald Koeman managed to have a positive impact on Barcelona to finish the league competition as runners-up. Furthermore, the struggle in the Spanish La Liga 2022-2023, will begin by hosting Rayo Vallecano at Spotify Camp Nou on Saturday 13 August 2022 starting kick-off at 20:00 BST.
Xavi managed to reorganize the Barca squad to successfully carve a positive record of being unbeaten in 15 consecutive matches between December and April. The result boosted the position of the Blaugrana to reach second place, 13 points behind champions Real Madrid.
In order to return to the La Liga throne, Barca have recruited a number of famous players at the start of this season – from Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, to Jules Kunde. Despite the ongoing registration issues, some of these new faces have contributed to goals in action on the pre-season tour.
Even Raphinha’s single goal put Barca ahead of their arch-rivals, Real Madrid, in a friendly El Clasico. Meanwhile, Lewandowski began to show his skills when he hosted Mexican club UNAM Pumas in the Joan Gamper Trophy last week.
On the other hand, Rayo Vallecano ended last season quite well – in 12th place with a four-point advantage over Granada who were relegated to the Segunda Division. Los Franjirrojos are also listed as one of the clubs that managed to beat Barca in a row in two meetings, home and away, in La Liga last season, both 1-0.
Instead of losing in a row in three league matches at the end of last season, Andoni Iraola’s side are unbeaten in the last five friendlies. Among them include managing to draw Premier League giants Manchester United 1-1 and playing without a goal with Valladolid.
Unfortunately according to records, Rayo failed to win when appearing in the opening match in four consecutive La Liga seasons (2 draws, 2 losses), including a 0-3 loss to Sevilla last season. Barca, on the other hand, will be looking to extend their record of 12 wins in their last 13 league games in La Liga.
Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Live Streaming
You can watch the fierce Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano duel live streaming. This Spanish League match will be broadcast on La LigaTV, FreeSports live from Spotify Camp Nou (Barcelona) starting at 20:00 BST.
Here’s the live streaming link:
|Match||Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano|
|Competition||Spanish League (La Liga) 2022-2023|
|Venue||Spotify Camp Nou (Barcelona)|
|Date||Saturday, August 13, 2022|
|Official TV||La LigaTV, FreeSports|
|Streaming link||La LigaTV, FreeSports / FootballTv|
**) Resepbyta is not responsible for the link and broadcast quality.
Barcelona – Rayo Vallecano Head-to-Head
- Apr 25, 2022 – Barcelona [0-1] Rayo Vallecano (La Liga)
- Oct 28, 2021 – Rayo Vallecano [1-0] Barcelona (La Liga)
- Jan 28, 2021 – Rayo Vallecano [1-2] Barcelona (Copa Del Rey)
- Mar 10, 2019 – Barcelona [3-1] Rayo Vallecano (La Liga)
- Nov 04, 2018 – Rayo Vallecano [2-3] Barcelona (La Liga)
- Jul 20, 2022 – Inter Miami [0-6] Barcelona (Club Friendlies)
- Jul 24, 2022 – Real Madrid [0-1] Barcelona (Club Friendlies)
- Jul 27, 2022 – Barcelona [2-2] Juventus (Club Friendlies)
- Jul 31, 2022 – New York RB [0-2] Barcelona (Club Friendlies)
- Aug 08, 2022 – Barcelona [6-0] Pumas UNAM (League)
- Jul 21, 2022 – Sheffield Wednesday [0-2] Rayo Vallecano (Club Friendlies)
- Jul 23, 2022 – Birmingham City [2-2] Rayo Vallecano (Club Friendlies)
- Jul 28, 2022 – Leganes [1-2] Rayo Vallecano (Club Friendlies)
- Jul 31, 2022 – Manchester United [1-1] Rayo Vallecano (Club Friendlies)
- AGU 05, 2022 – Rayo Vallecano [0-0] Real Valladolid (Club Friendlies)
Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Line-up Prediction
|Barcelona (4-3-3)||Rayo Vallecano (4-2-3-1)|